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John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012

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Creator:
Evans, John, 1932-2012
Subject:
Trianfellos, Marya
D'Angelo, Jerome
Random, S. (Steven),
Banana, Anna
Warren, Robert Penn
Rosenberg, Marilyn K.
Johnson, Ray
Miller, David M.
Kasnowski, Chester
Tavenner, Pat
Spiegelman, Lon
Chew, C. T. (Carl T.),
Senser, Andreas
Cleveland, Buster
Kawara, On
Caldera, Leslie
Tisa, Benedict J.
Evans, James
Held, John
Morilla, Robert
Cohen, Ryosuke
Jorgenssen, Tod
Ackerman, Blaster Al
Evans, Walt
Crozier, Robin
K├╝stermann, Peter
Plunkett, Ed
Rocola, Robert
Janssen, Ruud
Leigh, Michael
Gaglione, Bill
Bleus, Guy
Dorenfeld, Morris David
Kaufmann, Peter W.
Dreva, Jerry
Higgins, E. F.
Evans, Donald
Arenella, Roy
Tostada, John
Pittore, Carlo
Von der Burg, Sonja
Behmenburg, Christa
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
7.1 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of John Evans, 1957-2012, bulk 1970s-2000, measure 7.1 linear feet and document the collage artist's involvement with mail art. The vast majority of letters - many with embelllished envelopes - are from mail artists. Writings include a thesis about mail art by Marya Trianfellos. Subject files concern art stamps, Ray Johnson's death and subsequent memorial tributes, mail art shows and other events. "John Evans Fake Collages" is Evans' most thoroughly mail art documented project. Also found are projects initiated by Christa Behmenburg, Leslie Caldera, Ryosuke Cohen, Peter W. Kaufmann, Angela and Peter Netmail.
Citation:
John Evans papers, 1972-2012, bulk 1970s-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
John Evans (1932-2012), a collage artist in New York City, was an active participant in mail art.
Provenance:
Donated by Margaret Evans, John Evans' widow, in 2013.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Mail art
Collage
Illustrated letters
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16087
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)361438
AAA_collcode_evanjohn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_361438
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